Citizen M Seattle
citizenM Hotel Seattle / Downtown SeattleWA
How do you build a stackable modular hotel in Seattle?

Designed for the business traveler and adventurer, citizenM takes a different spin on hospitality. The European hotel brand’s first hotel in Seattle and second in the United States is located blocks from the iconic Space Needle.

The citizenM hotel in South Lake Union is also North America's first full modular hotel. All 264 guestrooms were prefabricated offsite in citizenM's European manufacturing facility before being transported to the Port of Seattle on a private ship and stacked on the pre-poured podium. Over 89 days, the Seattle team stacked an average of seven to eight modules per day, allowing for a schedule reduction of four months. In addition to accelerating the construction schedule, prefabricating the guestrooms in a controlled factory environment improved the quality of the buildout, reduced construction waste by 60 percent, and lowered pollution associated with the hotel's construction.

The exterior of the seven (7) story hotel features large abstract façade art by local indigenous artist Jeffrey Veregge that wraps around the corner of the gridded structure. Another mural by the artist colorfully covering the elevator core immediately greets visitors. After checking in at the self-check-in kiosks, guests can access a full-service bar and all-day bites of food at the bakery. The lively lobby area is designed as a communal living room for people to hang out, work, or meet business clients. Additional amenity spaces on the ground level include natural light-filled conference rooms and a 24-hour access gym.

On the remaining six (6) levels, the hotel offers a single king-sized bedroom and an accessible version. The rooms are the width of the king bed and built to high luxury brand standards with the latest technology. Each room has a tablet that controls the lights, TV, window shades, and even a wake-up alarm where the lights and TV turn on to wake you up. Additionally, the tablets allow guests to track the hotel's real-time sustainability performance of the LEED Gold-certified building.

Facts And Figures

$50+ million

264 rooms

89,300 square feet

LEED Gold Certified

The Team